I kid you not, these four enormous vines/stalks were not there 4 days ago - before the 4 days of rain.
What in the world? They have big leaves, big thorns, and they're about a thumb-width or larger! Good grief!
When it stops raining these things are coming out!!!
Oh, and all the potted plants? Minus the one on the far right that you can't see (the Fijian Hibiscus from previous pictures) are my mother's. She's away for 5 months, and it's my job not to kill them. I kept them alive last year when she was gone. It's a glorious wonder. Neither of us have a particular skill - but I'll try my very best.
Anyone have a suggestion for the spiny looking one? After the leaves die, they turn brown, and point down. Can I cut them off? Should I leave them alone. It's a palm tree type stalk/trunk. I think it's ugly as is - but will I kill it by cutting off those brown bits?